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Key Types of Sewer Drain Cables and Their Uses
Key Types of Sewer Drain Cables and Their Uses

A Comprehensive Guide to Sewer Drain Cable Types and Recommended Sizes

for Effective Plumbing Maintenance


 Are you a plumbing professional or a DIY enthusiast tackling common drain clogging issues?


Understanding the right type of sewer drain cable and the optimal size for different plumbing tasks can significantly enhance your efficiency and results. This guide will walk you through the various sewer cable types and the recommended sizes for various drain types, including bathtubs, showers, and floor drains.


 Key Types of Sewer Drain Cables and Their Uses


Sewer drain cables, commonly known as drain snakes, are crucial tools for clearing clogs in plumbing systems. These cables are designed to navigate through the twists and turns of drain pipes, effectively breaking up or retrieving obstructions.

 1. Bathtub Drains - Typical Size of Drain: 1-1/2 inches to 2 inches    ... Read more »

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Three Effective Methods to Protect Your Home from Flooding
Three Effective Methods to Protect Your Home from Flooding

The Essentials of Flood Control

Three Effective Methods to Protect Your Home


Flooding can be a devastating event, causing significant damage to homes and property. However, with the right flood control measures in place, you can significantly reduce the risk and ensure that your home stays dry and secure. Here are three essential flood control methods that every homeowner should consider implementing.


1. One-Way Check Valve on a Sump Pump

A one-way check valve is a crucial component in any flood control system. Attached to a sump pump, this valve prevents water that has been pumped out from flowing back into your basement. The one-way check valve allows water to exit through the discharge li ... Read more »

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Project Highlight:


Storm Line Restoration in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Smart Housing Systems Inc. DBA Emergency Plumbing** In the serene community of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, residents recently faced a challenging issue with their underground storm sewer lines. Blockages caused by debris accumulation threatened the efficiency of their drainage systems. Understanding the urgency of the situation, Smart Housing Systems Inc., operating under Emergency Plumbing, swiftly responded to mitigate the risk of potential flooding and property damage.


The Challenge

Our expert team was contacted after local homeowners noticed slow drainage and backflow during moderate rains. Preliminary assessments pointed to severe blockages deep within the community’s aging infrastructure, particularly in the clay pipe segments renowned for their vulnerability to root invasion and sediment buildup.  ... Read more »

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Discover local licensed plumbing provider
Discover local licensed plumbing provider

Need a Plumber? Smart Housing Systems Inc. | DBA Emergency Plumbing is Here to Help!

Looking for a reliable plumber nearby?  Smart Housing Systems Inc., doing business as Emergency Plumbing, is your trusted local licensed plumbing specialist. We're experts in everything plumbing, from fixing leaky pipes to more comprehensive inspections and installations.


Here's what we can do for you:  ... Read more »

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